Battle, William James, 1870-1955Alternative names
William James Battle, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1888 and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1893, the same year he went to the University of Texas as associate professor of Greek. Dean of the College of Arts by 1908 and Dean of Faculty by 1911, Battle was elected acting president of the university in 1914. After a controversial two years he stepped down and in 1917 went to the University of Cincinnati until 1920 when he returned to UT as professor of classical languages and chairman of the Faculty Building Committee. He retired in 1948 but remained as a professor emeritus and returned to North Carolina shortly before his death in 1955.
From the guide to the William James Battle Papers, 1870-1959, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)
William James Battle (1870-1955) was a professor of classical languages at the University of Texas (1893-1917 and 1920-1949).
He served as acting president of the University (1914-1916) and chairman of the Faculty Building Committee (1920-1948).
From the description of Battle, William James, photographs, 1888-1959. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38947791
|referencedIn||Butte, George C. (George Charles), 1877-1940. Butte, George Charles, papers, 1896-1938.||University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries|
|creatorOf||Battle, William James, 1870-1955. Battle, William James, photographs, 1888-1959.||University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries|
|referencedIn||Texas War Records Collection Organization. Texas War Records Collection, 1916-1919, 1940-1951||University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries|
|creatorOf||William James Battle Papers, 1870-1959||Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .|
|referencedIn||Battle family. Battle family papers, 1765-1955.||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|referencedIn||Crane, Edward, 1883-1959. Crane, Edward, papers, 1883-1963.||University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries|
|referencedIn||Crane (Edward) Papers 80-51. 29884535., 1883-1959||Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .|
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|University of Texas at Austin--Faculty|
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|Classical languages--Study and teaching|
|University of Texas--Presidents|
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